Heritage, Culture and Identity

Heritage, Culture and Identity

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This series explores all notions of heritage - including social and cultural heritage, the meanings of place and identity, multiculturalism, management and planning, tourism, conservation, and the built environment - at all scales from the global to the local. Although primarily geographical in orientation, it is open to other disciplines such as anthropology, history, cultural studies, planning, tourism, architecture/conservation, and local governance and cultural economics.

  • Ireland's Heritages

    Critical Perspectives on Memory and Identity

    Edited by Mark McCarthy

    This book is the first sustained attempt to incorporate critical scholarship and thought at the cutting edge of contemporary geography, history and archaeology into the burgeoning field of Irish heritage studies. It seeks to illustrate the validity of multiple depictions of the Irish past, showing…

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  • Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

    By Helen Walasek, contributions by Richard Carlton, Amra Hadžimuhamedović, Valery Perry, Tina Wik

    The massive intentional destruction of cultural heritage during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War targeting a historically diverse identity provoked global condemnation and became a seminal marker in the discourse on cultural heritage. It prompted an urgent reassessment of how cultural property could be…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11
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  • Building a World Heritage City

    Sanaa, Yemen

    By Michele Lamprakos

    The conservation of old Sanaa is a major cultural heritage initiative that began in the 1980's under the auspices of UNESCO; it continues today, led by local agencies and actors. In contrast to other parts of the world where conservation was introduced at a later date to remediate the effects of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11
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  • Murals and Tourism

    Heritage, Politics and Identity

    Edited by Jonathan Skinner, Lee Jolliffe

    Around the world, tourists are drawn to visit murals painted on walls. Whether heritage asset, legacy leftover, or contested art space, the mural is more than a simple tourist attraction or accidental aspect of tourism material culture. They express something about the politics, heritage and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
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  • (Dis)Placing Empire

    Renegotiating British Colonial Geographies

    By Michael M. Roche

    Edited by Lindsay J. Proudfoot

    While there has been for the past two decades a lively and extensive academic debate about postcolonial representations of imperialism and colonialism, there has been little work which focuses on 'placed' materialist or critical geographical perspectives. The contributors to this volume offer such…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • The Amusement Park

    History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure

    Edited by Jason Wood

    Cyclone, Revolution, Corkscrew; Luna Park, Pleasure Beach, Dreamland – names and places instantly familiar to rollercoaster and amusement park enthusiasts. But what first gave rise to the concept and nomenclature of the amusement park; how did amusement parks develop in Britain and elsewhere, and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-25
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  • Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage

    By Ronda L. Brulotte

    Edited by Michael A. Di Giovine

    Food - its cultivation, preparation and communal consumption - has long been considered a form of cultural heritage. A dynamic, living product, food creates social bonds as it simultaneously marks off and maintains cultural difference. In bringing together anthropologists, historians and other…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
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  • Living Ruins, Value Conflicts

    By Argyro Loukaki

    Using monuments and ruins by way of illustration, this fascinating book examines the symbolic, ideological, geographical and aesthetic importance of Greek classical iconography for the Western world. It examines how classical Greek monuments are simultaneously perceived as sublime national symbols…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Heritage, Conservation and Communities

    Engagement, participation and capacity building

    Edited by Gill Chitty

    Public participation and local community involvement have taken centre stage in heritage practice in recent decades. In contrast with this established position in wider heritage work, public engagement with conservation practice is less well developed. The focus here is on conservation as the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
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  • Unquiet Pasts

    Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-designing Reflexivity

    By Stephanie Koerner

    Edited by Ian Russell

    This important book addresses critical themes in the development of archaeology as a reflexive, self-critical discipline in the modern world. It explores the ethical, political and cultural tensions and responsibilities which need to be addressed by archaeologists when working within networks of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
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  • World Heritage Sites and Tourism

    Global and Local Relations

    Edited by Laurent Bourdeau, Maria Gravari-Barbas, Mike Robinson

    Not all World Heritage Sites have people living within or close by their boundaries, but many do. The designation of World Heritage status brings a new dimension to the functioning of local communities and particularly through tourism. Too many tourists accentuated by the World Heritage label,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-04
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  • Tradition, Culture and Development in Africa

    Historical Lessons for Modern Development Planning

    By Ambe J. Njoh

    The fact that Africa continues to lag behind all regions of the world on every indicator of development is hardly contentious. However, there is fierce debate on why this should be the case, despite national and international efforts to reverse this situation. While this book does not attempt to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
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  • Culture, Heritage and Representation

    Perspectives on Visuality and the Past

    By Steve Watson

    Edited by Emma Waterton

    The 'visual' has long played a crucial role in forming experiences, associations, expectations and understandings of heritage. Images convey meaning within a range of practices, including tourism, identity construction, the popularization of the past through a variety of media, and the…

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  • Local Heritage, Global Context

    Cultural Perspectives on Sense of Place

    By Rosy Szymanski

    Edited by John Schofield

    'Sense of place' has become a familiar phrase, used to describe emotional attachment to a particular location. As heritage management policy and practices increasingly attempt to draw on the views and expressions of interest amongst local communities, it is important to have a better grasp of what…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
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  • The Dynamics of Heritage

    History, Memory and the Highland Clearances

    By Laurence Gouriévidis

    There has been much academic interest in the role of museums as places where understanding of the past is shaped and legitimised for a wide and increasingly diverse public. This book focuses on the museum representations of the Highland Clearances - a much neglected aspect of one of the most…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
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  • Senses of Place: Senses of Time

    By G.J. Ashworth

    Edited by Brian Graham

    Bringing together case studies from Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany and Mexico, this book examines the link between senses of place and senses of time. It suggests that not only do place identities change through time, but imagined pasts also provide resources which the present selects…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • The Making of a Cultural Landscape

    The English Lake District as Tourist Destination, 1750-2010

    Edited by Jason Wood, John K. Walton

    For centuries, the English Lake District has been renowned as an important cultural, sacred and literary landscape. It is therefore surprising that there has so far been no in-depth critical examination of the Lake District from a tourism and heritage perspective. Bringing together leading writers…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Contested Memoryscapes

    The Politics of Second World War Commemoration in Singapore

    By Hamzah Muzaini, Brenda S.A. Yeoh

    This book sets itself apart from much of the burgeoning literature on war commemoration within human geography and the social sciences more generally by analysing how the Second World War (1941–45) is remembered within Singapore, unique for its potential to shed light on the manifold politics…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20
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  • World Heritage, Tourism and Identity

    Inscription and Co-production

    By Laurent Bourdeau, Maria Gravari-Barbas

    The remarkable success of the 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage is borne out by the fact that nearly 1,000 properties have now been designated as possessing Outstanding Universal Value and recognition given to the imperative for their protection…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
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  • World Heritage in Iran

    Perspectives on Pasargadae

    Edited by Ali Mozaffari

    Pasargadae is the location of the tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Through the ages it was Islamised and the tomb was ascribed to the Mother of Solomon. It was only at the beginning of the twentieth century that archaeological evidence demonstrated the relationship between…

    Hardback – 2014-12-31
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  • Who Needs Experts?

    Counter-mapping Cultural Heritage

    Edited by John Schofield

    Taking the significant Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Council of Europe 2005) as its starting point, this book presents pragmatic views on the rise of the local and the everyday within cultural heritage discourse. Bringing together a range of case studies within a…

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  • Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain

    By Ross J. Wilson

    As the hundredth anniversary approaches, it is timely to reflect not only upon the Great War itself and on the memorials which were erected to ensure it did not slip from national consciousness, but also to reflect upon its rich and substantial cultural legacy. This book examines the heritage of…

    Hardback – 2013-08-28
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  • Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention

    By Christina Cameron, Mechtild Rössler

    In 1972, UNESCO put in place the World Heritage Convention, a highly successful international treaty that influences heritage activity in virtually every country in the world. Focusing on the Convention's creation and early implementation, this book examines the World Heritage system and its global…

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  • Partitioned Lives: The Irish Borderlands

    By Catherine Nash, Bryonie Reid

    Partitioned Lives: The Irish Borderlands explores everyday life and senses of identity and belonging along a contested border whose official functions and local impacts have shifted across the twentieth century. It does so through the accounts of contemporary borderland residents in Ireland and…

    Hardback – 2013-06-28
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  • Ireland's 1916 Rising

    Explorations of History-Making, Commemoration & Heritage in Modern Times

    By Mark McCarthy

    In light of its upcoming centenary in 2016, the time seems ripe to ask: why, how and in what ways has memory of Ireland’s 1916 Rising persisted over the decades? In pursuing answers to these questions, which are not only of historical concern, but of contemporary political and cultural importance,…

    Hardback – 2012-12-18
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  • Cosmopolitan Europe: A Strasbourg Self-Portrait

    By John Western

    The past hundred years of Europe are distilled in the experiences of the citizens of Strasbourg. From the turn of the twentieth century until 1945, Europe's ruling idea of nationalism rendered Strasbourg/Straßburg the prize in a tug-of-war between the two greatest continental powers, France and…

    Hardback – 2012-06-22
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  • Heritage from Below

    Edited by Iain J.M. Robertson

    Research into the ways in which the past is constructed and consumed in the present is now reaching a mature stage. This maturity derives from the general acceptance that heritage as a social and cultural construct is closely connected to the making and maintaining of identity at all spatial…

    Hardback – 2012-04-28
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  • Towards World Heritage

    International Origins of the Preservation Movement 1870-1930

    Edited by Melanie Hall

    Historic preservation, whether of landscapes or buildings, was an important development of the nineteenth century in many countries. There is however surprisingly little understanding about how it took place, and research into it is narrowly focused. For example, generally landscape preservation…

    Hardback – 2011-11-28
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  • Fortifications, Post-colonialism and Power

    Ruins and Imperial Legacies

    By João Sarmento

    For more than 500 years, the Portuguese built or adapted fortifications along the coasts of Africa, Asia and South America. At a macro scale, mapping this network of power reveals a gigantic territorial and colonial project. Forts articulated the colonial and the metropolitan, and functioned as…

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  • Selling EthniCity

    Urban Cultural Politics in the Americas

    Edited by Olaf Kaltmeier

    Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of scholars, this book explores the importance of ethnicity and cultural economy in the post-Fordist city in the Americas. It argues that cultural, political and economic elites make use of cultural and ethnic elements in city planning and architecture in…

    Hardback – 2011-05-28
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  • Landscape, Race and Memory

    Material Ecologies of Citizenship

    By Divya Praful Tolia-Kelly

    Memory is seldom explored through the experience of geographically mobile, racialized populations. Whilst the relationships between the political value of landscape and national memory have previously been written through, there has been little mention of postcolonial, 'diasporic' racialized…

    Hardback – 2010-07-28
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  • Sport, Leisure and Culture in the Postmodern City

    By Stephen Wagg

    Edited by Peter Bramham

    The widespread concept of the 'postmodern city' is frequently linked to the decline of traditional manufacturing industries and a corresponding wane of white working-class culture. In place of these appear flexible working practices, a diversified workforce, and a greater emphasis on consumption,…

    Hardback – 2009-11-28
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  • Valuing Historic Environments

    By John Pendlebury

    Edited by Lisanne Gibson

    This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars to discuss frameworks of value in relation to the preservation of historic environments. Starting from the premise that heritage values are culturally and historically constructed, the book examines the effects of pluralist…

    Hardback – 2009-05-15
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  • Southeast Asian Culture and Heritage in a Globalising World

    Diverging Identities in a Dynamic Region

    By Rahil Ismail

    Edited by Brian Shaw

    Southeast Asia has in recent years become a crossroads of cultures with high levels of ethnic pluralism, not only between countries, sub-regions and urban areas, but also at the local levels of community and neighbourhood. Illustrated by a series of international case studies, this book…

    Hardback – 2009-01-14
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  • Jewish Topographies

    Visions of Space, Traditions of Place

    By Julia Brauch, Anna Lipphardt

    How have Jews experienced their environments and how have they engaged with specific places? How do Jewish spaces emerge, how are they contested, performed and used? With these questions in mind, this anthology focuses on the production of Jewish space and lived Jewish spaces and sheds light on…

    Hardback – 2008-09-19
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  • Geography and Genealogy

    Locating Personal Pasts

    By Jeanne Kay Guelke

    Edited by Dallen J. Timothy

    Genealogy has become a widely popular pursuit, as millions of people now research their family history, trace their forebears, attend family reunions and travel to ancestral home sites. Geographers have much to contribute to the serious study of the family history phenomenon. Land records, maps…

    Hardback – 2008-03-25
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  • Heritage, Memory and the Politics of Identity

    New Perspectives on the Cultural Landscape

    By Yvonne Whelan

    Edited by Niamh Moore

    The study of the cultural landscape has gained momentum in recent years, revealing new insights to geographers, archaeologists, sociologists and architects. The cultural landscape is often viewed as an emblematic site and thus a key player in the heritage process. This book explores the overlapping…

    Hardback – 2006-12-28
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  • Culture, Urbanism and Planning

    By Manuel Guardia

    Edited by Javier Monclus

    The relationship between culture and urbanism has been the focus of much discussion and debate in recent years. While globalisation tends towards a homogeneity, successful 'global cities' have a strong individual - and particularly cultural - identity. The economic value of the culture of cities…

    Hardback – 2006-10-28
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  • Preservation, Tourism and Nationalism

    The Jewel of the German Past

    By Joshua Hagen

    Since its discovery by German romantics and nationalists, Rothenburg has been an established icon of the German nation and its medieval past. By tracing Rothenburg's historical development as a place of national importance, this book examines the cultural politics of historical preservation and…

    Hardback – 2006-07-28
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